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Kobe Bryant will retire at the end of this Season?

Kobe-Bryant-Wallpaper-16.jpgKobe Bryant — one of the most popular, most successful, and most divisive players in NBA history — has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season. The Los Angeles Lakers icon broke the news via a letter-poem on The Players’ Tribune late Sunday afternoon.

The full post is available here, but the key passage is below:

From the moment

I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.

A love so deep I gave you my all
From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one.

And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more……….

The full post is available here,

Read through the poetry and the message is clear — Kobe will retire at the end of this season. The Players’ Tribune sent out a press release confirming that Kobe had announced that this season will be his last. Bryant had previously suggested that this season was likely to be his last but had not made a formal announcement regarding his future.

 

The Aldub love team and there’s still growing up career’s

The Aldub love team and there’s still growing up career’s

After posting a record-breaking 41 million tweets, Twitter described “AlDub” as a “global phenomenon.”

The tweet volume of #AlDubEBTamangPanahon has broken the 35.6 million tweets sent during the Brazil vs Germany World Cup semi-final last July

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The phenomenal love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza became the topic for the ‘Brandstanding’ segment of the show ‘Trending Business’ on the business cable television Bloomberg for taking the Twitter world by storm.
Ehden Llave Pelaez, social media manager of iSentia Brandtology explained to host Rishaad Salamat how the AlDub tandem became a social media powerhouse that impacts commercial entities.
“The audience is really not confined in the Philippines only, it’s from around the world. The tweets are coming from five continents out of the seven continents that we have. Imagine the huge impact and the reach for a brand to reach out to this fan base of the AlDub [love team],” Pelaez said.
“Another [instance] where social media steps in, they get to listen to their fans. The story follows what the fans wanted to see. It’s an open-ended series,” she added.
Salamat also noticed the influence of AlDub, saying, “It seems like anybody who gets associated with this couple see a remarkable increase in business.”
To which Pelaez replied, “Imagine the effect of using these two persons as brand ambassadors. It means their fan base also cuts across different markets, so you’re touching different markets, different consumers. You have that as the fan base.”
Alden and Maine are currently endorsers of the brands McDonald’s, Talk N’ Text, Bear Brand, Zonrox and Coca-Cola.
Will the AlDub phenomenon end in the event that the two actors get married? Salamat asked and Pelaez commented.
“They were able to establish a very unique and very strong fan base which they were able to contact using the social media. I think even if they do get married, it will go beyond that. There’s a fan base that will continue to monitor what’s unfolding between them,” she said.
The Kalye-serye love team was also recently featured on BBC News and Reader’s Digest Asia.